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  • Auraen, Henrik; Durheim, Michael Thomas; Dellgren, Göran; Hammainen, Pekka; Larsson, Hillevi; Geiran, Odd; Schultz, Hans Henrik Lawaetz; Leuckfeld, Inga; Iversen, Martin; Fiane, Arnt; Holm, Are Martin (2019)
    Background. Organs from older donors are increasingly used in lung transplantation, and studies have demonstrated that this could be safe in selected recipients. However, which recipient groups that have the largest benefit of older organs are unclear. This multicenter study reviews all bilateral lung transplantations (BLTx) from donors 55 years or older stratified by recipient diagnosis and compares outcomes with transplantations from younger donors. Methods. All BLTx recipients (excluding retransplantation) at 5 Scandiatransplant centers between 2000 and 2013 were included (n = 913). Recipients were stratified to diagnosis groups including cystic fibrosis (CF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease (ILD), and "other." Intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS) and survival were assessed. Results. Overall, there was no difference in survival among patients transplanted from donors 55 years or older compared with younger donors. However, in CF recipients, donor age 55 years or older was associated with inferior survival (P = 0.014), and this remained significant in a multivariate model (hazard ratio, 5.0; 95% confidence interval, 1.8-14.1; P = 0.002). There was no significant effect of donor age on survival in recipients with COPD, ILD, or in the "other" group in multivariate models. Utilization of older donors was associated with increased ICU LOS for recipients with CF and ILD, but not in the COPD or "other" group. Conclusions. The BLTx recipients with CF had inferior survival and longer ICU LOS when receiving organs from donors 55 years or older. Recipients with COPD, ILD, or in the "other" group did not have inferior survival in multivariate models.
  • Kauppinen, A.; Al-Hello, H.; Zacheus, O.; Kilponen, J.; Maunula, L.; Huusko, S.; Lappalainen, M.; Miettinen, I.; Blomqvist, S.; Rimhanen-Finne, R. (2017)
  • Batini, Chiara; Hallast, Pille; Vagene, Ashild J.; Zadik, Daniel; Eriksen, Heidi A.; Pamjav, Horolma; Sajantila, Antti; Wetton, Jon H.; Jobling, Mark A. (2017)
    Interpretations of genetic data concerning the prehistory of Europe have long been a subject of great debate, but increasing amounts of ancient and modern DNA data are now providing new and more informative evidence. Y-chromosome resequencing studies in Europe have highlighted the prevalence of recent expansions of male lineages, and focused interest on the Bronze Age as a period of cultural and demographic change. These findings contrast with phylogeographic studies based on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), which have been interpreted as supporting expansions from glacial refugia. Here we have undertaken a population-based resequencing of complete mitochondrial genomes in Europe and the Middle East, in 340 samples from 17 populations for which Y-chromosome sequence data are also available. Demographic reconstructions show no signal of Bronze Age expansion, but evidence of Paleolithic expansions in all populations except the Saami, and with an absence of detectable geographical pattern. In agreement with previous inference from modern and ancient DNA data, the unbiased comparison between the mtDNA and Y-chromosome population datasets emphasizes the sex-biased nature of recent demographic transitions in Europe.
  • Ikkala, Kaisa; Stratoulias, Vassilis; Michon, Frederic (2022)
    The cornea, transparent and outermost structure of camera-type eyes, is prone to environmental challenges, but has remarkable wound healing capabilities which enables to preserve vision. The manner in which cell plasticity impacts wound healing remains to be determined. In this study, we report rapid wound closure after zebrafish corneal epithelium abrasion. Furthermore, by investigating the cellular and molecular events taking place during corneal epithelial closure, we show the induction of a bilateral response to a unilateral wound. Our transcriptomic results, together with our TGF-beta receptor inhibition experiments, demonstrate conclusively the crucial role of TGF-beta signaling in corneal wound healing. Finally, our results on Pax6 expression and bilateral wound healing, demonstrate the decisive impact of epithelial cell plasticity on the pace of healing. Altogether, our study describes terminally differentiated cell competencies in the healing of an injured cornea. These findings will enhance the translation of research on cell plasticity to organ regeneration.